Whiskey Chicken

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Appears in
Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

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A chicken is roasted with butter until the skin is crisp. Then the pan juices are flambéed with whiskey, and cream is added to the sauce. It’s the richest roast chicken imaginable, a treat for a special occasion. If you’re not used to flaming food with alcohol, don’t be afraid—just be prepared to stay well back. When you add the whiskey to the hot pan, it takes a moment for the cold alcohol to heat up and be ready to flame, but in a few moments, once it’s hot, it will readily catch fire, ei